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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Malignant

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


2. Quarantine

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


3. Bandolier

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

A rebirth or revival.


4. Outrageous

A proportional part or share.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


5. Heritage

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

The arrangement of events in time

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


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